Does anyone know any of the technical specifications for Iris, the system sold by Lowe’s? It’s my understanding that the devices use either Zigbee or Z-Wave, but it seems impossible to tell from the individual product specifications.
The Iris system actually isn’t that expensive, but of course they make their money on the monthly fee (which I would like to avoid, and SmartThings would allow me to). And they have devices like:
an <a href="http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?partNumber=388558-41166-DWS901&langId=-1&storeId=10151&productId=3735305&catalogId=10051"><strong><strong>indoor/outdoor</strong> </strong>open/closed sensor</a> for $20 a <a href="http://www.lowes.com/pd_388563-41166-BTN900_0__?productId=3735313">button</a> for $20 an <a href="http://www.lowes.com/pd_388564-41166-SPG902_0__?productId=3735315">outlet</a> for $30
as well as others that closely mirror those available as Things, though some cheaper (like the smart fob, i.e. presence sensor, for $20).
So obviously the big question is: would these be compatible? If so, they would really open a whole world of SmartThings-compatible sensors, at a major national retailer no less (sorry to be America-centric, non-Americans).